Leaders of the hardliner Mohan Baidya faction of the UCPN (Maoist) Monday held a joint meeting with fringe communist parties as part of their preparations to launch street protests to press their demands including a “people’s constitution” and resignation of the Bhattarai government.
Leaders of 11 fringe left parties including the CPN (Maoist) headed by Matrika Yadav, Revolutionary Communist Party and Janamukti Party were present in the meeting held in Lalitpur. They agreed in principle to spearhead a joint protest movement but the timing and the programms are yet to be decided.
The Maoist hardliners reached out to the fringe left parties after turning down the party establishment’s decision to hold the central committee meeting to resolve the internal dispute.
According to sources, Baidya told party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal during a meeting on Wednesday that his group would not participate in the CC meeting until Baburam Bhattarai agreed to step down. nepalnews.com